IWU fundraiser


The IWU are holding a fundraiser and social this Friday night in Lloyds Bar on Amiens St.

We'll be showing Ken Loach's excellant 'Bread & Roses' @ 8, followed by some tunes after that.

5 euros in.

CPE Victory for French youth


During March and early April a wave of protests and occupations gripped France. On March the 7th over one million people protested against the French government’s attempt to introduce the C.P.E., a new law that reduced the rights of young workers.

Indonesia: Workers occupy Securicor


Indonesian workers employed by global security giant Securicor have been through a lot. Over a year ago, they took the decision to strike – and were promptly (and illegally) sacked by the company. Since then, they have tried to win back their jobs.

Protest against education cuts


Join the protest outside the South East Education & Library Board headquarters at 1pm on Thursday June 1st.

Celebrate May Day in Belfast


Meet at 12.30pm at the Art College in York Street and march to Georges Market.

organised by the Belfast & District Trades Union Council

Report from 2006 Independent Workers Union conference


An anarchist reports from the conference of the Independent Workers Union held Saturday in Dublin. The IWU broke away from the ATGWU (another general union that admits all workers) in 2002 .

Wal Mart: Cut Price Employees?


The supermarket giant Asda, a subsidiary of Wal-Mart, has recently taken over 12 Safeway stores in Northern Ireland. It has also been ordered to pay £850,000 in compensation to staff at their huge distribution centre at Washington in the north east of England

Joanne Wins: We All Win


Friday February 24th saw one of Ireland’s biggest and most anti-union firms back down. Dunnes Stores wrote to sacked shop steward, Joanne Delaney telling her that she had been reinstated in her job at the Ashleaf Shopping Centre in Dublin.

WSM greetings to IWU conference


The 3rd conference of the Indepedent Workers Union took place in Dublin Saturday April 9. The Workers Solidarity Movement extended our solidarity and ongoing support for the work of the IWU.

Irish Ferries: Time to break the law


The dispute at Irish Ferries is about greedy bosses, very greedy bosses who want to replace their staff with modern day galley slaves. Eamonn Rothwell, Managing Director of Irish Ferries, plans to get rid of 543 workers and replace them with migrants on e3.50 per hour. Rothwell earned e687,000 last year. That's e338.00 an hour. But there is no talk about replacing him with a yellow pack boss from Eastern Europe!

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